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Jun 07, 2023 Amy Jones

Tersus to sponsor the 2023 UKATA Excellence Awards

Tersus Consultancy Ltd has been announced as a ‘Silver Sponsor’ of the 2023 UKATA Excellence Awards celebration hosted by the legendary British athlete and TV personality Kriss Akabusi MBE.

Approved training providers and associates working within the UK’s asbestos industry will be honoured at the celebration which is being held on Friday 7 July 2023 to coincide with Action Mesothelioma Day. 

Tersus Consultancy Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the event that brings together UKATA-approved training providers and associates to recognise their achievements within the industry. The event will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of the creation of UKATA, a leading authority on asbestos standards and training. 

Established in 2008 at the request of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), UKATA (the UK Asbestos Training Association) has since gone on to set the industry standards in asbestos training as well as develop a network of approved asbestos training providers and industry associates. 

Craig Evans, UKATA Chief Operating Officer, added:

“The work of our approved training providers, associates, charities, and campaigners within the industry continues to be vital in increasing asbestos safety standards. I am delighted that we will be able to recognise them at this very special celebration which has been made possible through the support of our sponsors.”

The event, which is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, will see Kriss present six prestigious awards which recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations working in the industry to protect workers and the public from the risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Despite the use of asbestos being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos exposure is responsible for the deaths of 20 tradespeople in the UK every week, making it the single biggest cause of work-related deaths. 

Kriss will present six awards at the event:

  • Contribution to the Community Award
  • Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Commitment to People/Workforce Development Award
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Rising Star Award
  • Industry Associate of the Year

An expert panel of judges will decide the winners of the awards which will be announced on the night. It's the second time Kriss has hosted the awards and it is set to be a great night of celebration.

More than 100 people working in the industry are expected to attend the event, including campaigners and fundraisers for charities dedicated to people affected by mesothelioma, asbestosis or other asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos was used widely in construction for 100 years prior to its ban. It is estimated that today there are six million tonnes of the highly toxic material in as many as 1.5 million buildings in the UK.

About Tersus Consultancy Ltd

Tersus Consultancy Ltd is a UKATA-approved training provider and provides a comprehensive range of asbestos training courses for tradespeople, property managers, duty holders, asbestos surveyors, and anyone who needs to gain awareness of the risks of exposure to asbestos fibres. We pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service to our clients and ensuring that people are at the heart of everything we do.

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Published by Amy Jones June 7, 2023
Amy Jones